‘One of them games’ – Marine assistant manager Alan Morgan pleased with Bamber Bridge fightback

Marine assistant manager Alan Morgan celebrates

Marine assistant manager Alan Morgan expressed his pride at the recent performances and was glad to come away from Bamber Bridge with a point.

Jack Dunn atoned from his earlier penalty miss with a near post header to secure a point on the road.

Isaac Sinclair opened the scoring for Brig but 13 minutes from time, the playoff hero stepped up and nodded home once again.

The point keeps Marine just outside the top half of the table in the early stages of the campaign.

Morgan was content with the outcome against Bamber Bridge in a match that could’ve went either way.

“I thought it was a good game, we should’ve went 1-0 up early doors but Bamber played well, they knocked the ball around well, it’s a good pitch but we had to change things at half-time, we did and we got back into the game,” he told Off The Park.

“We missed a pen as well so it was one of them games where you could’ve won and you could’ve lost it but a draw was a fair result really, even though we missed a pen.”

In the context of the team’s development, they continue to go toe-to-toe with seasoned clubs at Northern Premier League Premier level – something that was set out before the game.

And their performance against Bamber Bridge was labelled a ‘good point’ by the assistant.  

He added: “Every point you get away from home is a good point. We’ve been in every game which has been pleasing, we’ve been in every game, no team has absolutely battered us or whatever.

“We’ve held our own against every team we’ve played which is the pleasing side and we’ve played the two favourites in South Shields and Guiseley. We just take one game at a time and see where we are.”

The draw on Tuesday saw Marine’s struggles in front of goal continue with Morgan noting it as a slight ‘problem’ but hopes striker Mo Touray can return from injury .

“We are having that bit of a problem at the moment, we’re not putting our chances away,” Morgan said.

“I think we look good out of possession even though we got opened up one or two times, we’ve been solid, we just need to take our chances now.

“You play games and miss a chance and think it’s not going to be your day but it’s going to turn, we’ve got good enough players and hopefully we’ll get Mo Touray back and kick on.”

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